Tag Archives: healthy

Prevent High Blood Pressure: Get It Checked

If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked by a doctor lately, you could be one of the millions of Americans who has hypertension, but is completely unaware of it. Unlike so many other serious health problems, high blood pressure – the “silent killer” – rarely causes any symptoms. That might explain why one out […]

Obesity Affecting More Women Than Ever

Despite efforts to help Americans lose weight, the obesity epidemic in the United States continues to worsen especially for women and teens. Federal health statistics show that for the first time, roughly four in 10 U.S. women have obesity, which means their body mass index is 30 or greater. Among children and adolescents, 17 percent […]

Owning a Dog May Help Seniors Improve Health and Weight

When it comes to improving your health and weight, your dog may be able to show you a few tricks. A new study finds that older adults who are also dog owners tend to be in better health from the bond they share with their canine companions. Not only do dog owners over the age […]

Organic Foods – Does Buying Them Matter?

By Abby Forman, Registered Dietitian with Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Throughout grocery stores nationwide, people often stop in the aisles of the produce section and question whether it’s worth it to buy organic foods when they typically cost more. The answer often varies by fruit, vegetable and who will be eating them. According […]

Healthy Heart May Prevent Memory Decline

People who take care of their heart’s health may also be protecting their ability to focus and remember things as they age. To lower the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends Life’s Simple 7® – a list of goals that focus on lifestyle, diet, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose. Researchers from […]

Beginning a Running Program

By Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator Lee Beasley MSPT, OSC Before beginning a running program, many people like to set goals to keep them on track. Whether your motivation is independent or social, the right plan can go a long way towards your overall success. As with anyone beginning physical fitness, we […]

Weight Loss Takes More Than Just Exercise, Study Shows

Exercise can only help so much when it comes to losing weight, a new study shows. People who want to lose weight should focus on what they’re eating as well as exercising regularly. Researchers say there’s a reason exercise by itself isn’t enough: the body adapts to higher activity levels. According to a new study […]

Cancer Prevention: Do Something!

A recent survey commission by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) revealed what health care workers have long feared, nearly 20 percent of American’s believe that there’s nothing that can be done to reduce their risk of getting cancer.  And, less than half of Americans (41 percent) understand that body weight affects people’s risk […]

More Youth Use E-Cigarettes, Face Potential Risks of Nicotine

Federal health authorities warn that as advertising for e-cigarettes grows, more middle and high school students are using these battery powered devices that deliver nicotine. E-cigarette ads reach nearly seven out of 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million young people – according to a new report from the Centers for Disease […]

Many Teens Consuming Energy Drinks Despite Health Warnings

Despite warnings from doctors and researchers that adolescents put themselves at risk by consuming energy drinks, many still do, a new study finds. In fact, more than one-third of eighth-graders reported consuming at least one energy drink within the past year. According to a new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity […]